A Foundation to End Child Poverty: How universal child benefits can build a fairer, more inclusive and resilient future

Globally, many countries are failing to sufficiently prioritise the wellbeing of children and invest in their future potential. In the context of rising child poverty and deprivation resulting from COVID-19, and persistently high humanitarian caseloads fuelled by conflict and growing levels of climate risk, this report sets out a clear, evidence-based policy solution for governments. That solution is centred around a firm commitment from all governments to progressively work towards universal child benefits. The primary intended audiences are governments, donors and other development partners.

Published 2020-10-15